Christie if you would like to buy a property at the foreclosure auction you will need to do some homework.
1. First thing is you need to do a title search to see if there are any liens, back taxes or a 2nd mortgage,
(When you buy at auction the buyer is responsible for all of these)
2. You need to have your financing in order, there is no financing contingincy
3. You need to inspect as much of the house before as possible, it is purchase as is and has no inspection contingincy.
4. You really want the house to be vacant, you would be responsible for evicting any occupant
5. You will need to read the term sof teh auctio, most auctions you will need a cashiers check of $5000 to $20000 in order to even bid.
In closing foreclosure auction are not for the average buyer, most foreclosure auctions end up with teh bank buying it back as they owe too much and there ae no bids over the mortgage amount. If they do sell they are experienced cash buyers.
Your best bet for a bargain is to purchase it after the bank talkes it back, they then clear the title, evict the occupand and even clean the property
good luck with your auction